Mecka-leck-hi-mecka-hiney-ho! “The Luckiest Boy in The World,” Pee Wee Herman will be on HBO! Paul Reubens brought back his famous Pee-wee character in 2010 for The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway, which premiered last January in Los Angeles and will conclude its New York Broadway run on January 2. HBO announced Tuesday that, immediately following the end of the run, they’ll shoot the production to air sometime in 2011.
Here’s what Nancy Geller, senior vice president of HBO Original Programming, said in a press release:
Before his hit series and movies, HBO introduced Paul Reubens’ Pee-wee Herman to a national audience in the ‘Young Comedians’ series, followed by the groundbreaking 1981 special. It’s thrilling to have Paul back on the network, and it will be a blast to return to Pee-wee’s Playhouse.
I can only sum up my joy with one word -which is culturally dead-, AWESOMESAUCE! Honestly, it’s about time! Let’s fact it, the word needs more Pee-Wee Herman!
The show runs 90 minutes and is based on both the original Pee Wee stage show, The Pee-wee Herman Show, and the classic Saturday morning TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse. It tells the story of Pee-wee wanting to fly and what he chooses to do when he gets one wish that could make it happen.
Also, don’t forget that, due to Pee-wee’s resurgence thanks in part to this live show, Judd Apatow announced that he and Paul Reubens would begin developing a new movie starring Pee-wee.